Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy

For the pomegranate sorbet

225ml mint simple syrup, recipe follows
450ml 100 percent pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful)
225ml orange juice
110g mini semisweet chocolate chips
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Special equipment: an ice cream maker

For the mint simple syrup

225g granulated sugar
250ml water
225g packed fresh mint leaves
For the pomegranate sorbet:

1) In a glass pitcher, combine the mint simple syrup, pomegranate juice and orange juice. Pour the pomegranate mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2) During the last 10 minutes of freezing time, add the mini chocolate chips.

3) Scoop the sorbet into dessert bowls and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

For the mint simple syrup:

1) In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and mint leaves over a medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.

2) Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.
(Makes 240ml)

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